Nest has set out plans to move to its default pension strategy towards a net-zero investment portfolio by 2050, with at least £5.5bn of equities pledged to climate aware strategies.
Millions of people are saving for a pension for the first time thanks to AE, but the Covid-19 crisis has posed a communications challenge. James Phillips looks at how to get the long-term nature of pensions across to this new generation of savers.
The National Pension Trust’s global equity fund has been named as the best performing growth phase default fund over one and three years in a research report published by Defaqto.
Auto-enrolment master trust Nest has invested in an “environmentally aware” cash fund run by BlackRock as it steps up its climate change investment policy.
Nest has announced it has reached £10bn of assets under management (AuM) and has also appointed two external additions to its investment committee.
Nest Invest has been authorised as an occupational pension scheme (OPS) firm by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
There is still no available guidance for trustees on how to incorporate cyber security risks in their investment and stewardship processes, according to NEST.
While private credit mandates may not be straightforward to set up, they are a reliable source of income with lower default risk, says Mark Fawcett.
NEST has allocated 5% of assets to private credit and announced its two fund managers for this area. Holly Roach looks at how the provider is leading the way for other schemes
The government's auto-enrolment provider NEST is going tobacco-free across all of its investment portfolios after concluding the asset is a "poor investment" for its eight million members.
Mark Fawcett says providing members with consistent and regular returns is crucial to keep them paying into their pension despite the contribution hike.
NEST has launched a tender process to find a manager for its first global investment-grade corporate bond fund.
The master trust is leading the way on DC investment, getting into illiquid assets and challenging asset managers to do more. CIO Mark Fawcett tells Stephanie Baxter about its evolution
NEST is challenging the asset management sector to come up with an affordable and innovative private credit solution for itself and the wider defined contribution (DC) sector.
Cardano's defined contribution (DC) business has been selected by NEST to provide general investment advice and support fund manager selection exercises.
The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has partnered with UBS to reduce its default fund's exposure to climate change risk, while attempting to influence corporate change.
John St. Hill has been made deputy chief investment officer (CIO) in a newly created role at the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).
The chair of the Investment Association's (IA) advisory board on cost transparency Mark Fawcett has distanced himself from the trade body's controversial report on charges.
The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has outlined its approach to protecting members against environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.
The chair of the Investment Association's (IA) advisory board into cost transparency has hit back at criticism over the decision to keep its discussions confidential.
Senior pension figures have been appointed to advise the Investment Association (IA) on a new disclosure code for investment costs.
Pension funds need to consider alternative approaches before deciding to divest from areas such as fossil fuels according to three major schemes.
The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) is to invest in emerging market (EM) debt for the first time through a mandate awarded to Amundi Asset Management.
PP looks at why good drawdown solutions must 'remember the members'